Having qualified in ninth and thirteenth place respectively, Camier and Gagne were primed for a good fight in dry conditions for Race 1. Camier got a good start and found himself as high as fifth place on the opening lap, however while running in eighth place he was involved in an incident at turn 11. Following the incident, Camier was treated by medical staff on site and although he is fully conscious with full movement of his limbs, he was taken to hospital in nearby Alcañiz for further assessment. At this stage there is no indication whether he will be fit to participate in Race 2 tomorrow.
The incident involving Camier resulted in the race being red flagged and after the restart, a shortened 17-lap race got underway with Gagne resuming his push for a top-ten position. Gagne managed to keep a consistent pace throughout the race and ultimately was just half a second from a top-ten place, crossing the finish line in twelfth place and adding another four points to his points tally for the season.
The next session is tomorrow’s fifteen minute Warm Up session at 09:35 local time (GMT +2) before Race 2 gets underway at 13:00.
Jake Gagne 45
It was great to get a full race under my belt here in Aragón and I enjoyed having some close racing in that big group of riders. As well as scoring more points, I was able to learn a lot about which sections of the circuit we’re strong in and where we need to improve, so we’ve now got a lot of information on how to change some settings to improve things for Race 2. It’s a real shame that Leon was caught up in an incident, it’s never nice to see riders get hurt so I wish him a speedy recovery.
Today with the dry weather we tried to make up for lost time and improve our settings in FP4 and qualifying and we were looking forward to putting up a good fight in the race. Unfortunately, today we saw the unpleasant side of racing with the incident Leon was involved in, but thankfully he appears to have no serious injuries but has been taken to hospital for further assessment. I would like to commend the circuit and medical staff for their prompt actions after the incident. On the positive side, it was great to see Jake put in a good race and he was just a few tenths from a top-ten place, however P12 matches his best result of the year. We have some adjustments we can make in Warm Up to help him fight for more points in Race 2, so we’ll once again push to the maximum tomorrow.
MotorLand Aragón, Spain
WorldSBK 2018, Round 3
- Air Temp: 11°C
- Humidity: 78%
- Ground Temp: 18°C
|#||Rider||Num||Nationality Nat.||Points Pts.||Team||Constructor Constr.||Time/Gap|
|1||Jonathan Rea||65||GBR||25||Kawasaki Racing Team||Kawasaki||31’38.578|
|2||Chaz Davies||7||GBR||20||Aruba.it Racing||Ducati||+1.450|
|3||Xavi Fores||12||SPA||16||BARNI Racing Team||Ducati||+1.473|
|4||Marco Melandri||33||ITA||13||Aruba.it Racing||Ducati||+6.108|
|5||Michael van der Mark||60||NDL||11||Pata Yamaha||Yamaha||+8.932|
|6||Tom Sykes||66||GBR||10||Kawasaki Racing Team||Kawasaki||+9.450|
|7||Alex Lowes||22||GBR||9||Pata Yamaha||Yamaha||+9.985|
|8||Michael Rinaldi||ITA||8||Aruba.it Racing||Ducati||+19.303|
|9||Toprak Razgatlioglu||54||TUR||7||Grillini Racing Team||Kawasaki||+26.081|
|10||Román Ramos||40||SPA||6||Team Go Eleven||Kawasaki||+26.325|
|11||Loris Baz||76||FRA||5||Althea BMW Racing Team||BMW||+26.571|
|12||Jake Gagne||45||USA||4||Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team||Honda||+26.858|
|13||Davide Giugliano||34||ITA||3||Milwaukee Aprilia||Aprilia||+27.219|
|14||Yonny Hernandez||68||COL||2||Team Pedercini||Kawasaki||+28.340|
|15||Lorenzo Savadori||32||ITA||1||Milwaukee Aprilia||Aprilia||+28.400|
|16||PJ Jacobsen||99||USA||0||Triple M Honda World Superbike Team||Honda||+30.799|
|17||Ondrej Jezek||37||CZE||0||Grillini Racing Team||Kawasaki||+58.926|
|NC||Leandro Mercado||36||ARG||0||IodaRacing Team||Aprilia||DNF|
|NC||Jordi Torres||81||SPA||0||MV Agusta Reparto Corse||MV Agusta||DNF|
|NC||Leon Camier||2||GBR||0||Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team||Honda||DNF|
|NC||Vladimir Leonov||5||RUS||0||SPB Racing Team||Kawasaki||DNF|